Rebecca (Becky) Ojserkis is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Rebecca’s practice has focused on employment discrimination and harassment, sexual violence, and other public interest matters. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Rebecca has represented clients including:
- Low-wage workers who have suffered violent racial harassment
- Survivors of sexual harassment and assault in employment and other contexts
- A person seeking clemency from incarceration
- A Big Tech employee who was demoted based on race
- Women of color who experienced pregnancy, sex, and race discrimination in the legal field
- Workers who were systemically underpaid because of their gender
- A health care worker and employees across other industries who were fired for blowing the whistle on unlawful and unsafe practices
Rebecca received her law degree from Yale Law School and her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Amherst College. While at Yale Law, Rebecca served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and engaged in litigation and advocacy as a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, the Reproductive Rights & Justice Project, and the Liman Project. During her time with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, Rebecca argued a hostile educational environment case against West Point administrators that made headlines at the Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Rebecca worked in post-traumatic stress and anxiety clinical research and care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A member of the Maryland and New York bars, Rebecca has co-authored articles that have appeared in Bloomberg Law and Law360. She has published in clinical psychology journals and presented at social and clinical psychology conferences on empirical research topics ranging from stereotyping to trauma.
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Rebecca completed clerkships for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkships, Rebecca worked at the ACLU, where she gained substantial experience litigating challenges to the Trump administration’s education and immigration detention policies and to corporations’ discriminatory employment practices.
When Rebecca is not lawyering, she enjoys cooking and exploring the DMV.